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Gas prices dropping ahead of the Fourth of July holiday

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Gas prices are dropping ahead of the July 4 holiday, but drivers in Evansville are still paying about $0.40 more per gallon than drivers in Indianapolis.

One month ago, Hoosiers were paying an average of $3.92 per gallon, according to AAA.
 
On Tuesday night, the price dropped to $3.35 for a gallon of regular unleaded. But up in Indianapolis, most drivers are paying less than $3.00 for a gallon of gas, according to gasbuddy.com.

That's well below the state average of $3.38 a gallon. In Evansville, we found most prices were around $3.30 to $3.35 a gallon.

In Kentucky, the average price is three cents lower at $3.35 a gallon, according to AAA. In Henderson, it's about $3.25 a gallon. Drivers in Owensboro are paying an average of $3.51 a gallon.

"The economy the way things are going down, I think it should be more affordable here because we're looking at things like the Shrinersfest coming up, a lot of traveling coming in and out of town," driver Daniel Aubuchon says.
 
While prices have dropped, experts are warning prices could still go up before the July 4 holiday.

"People that have a long commute and people that are economically disadvantaged, it's quite a hardship for them," driver Rob Faulkner says.

In Kentucky, drivers are paying more for gasoline thanks to a $0.10 gas tax that went into effect on Monday.

You can find local gas prices anytime on 14news.com.

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